"* "The best thing about Jack Lynch's fascinating book is that it helps us to understand that process by which so many of us have come to share Johnson's opinion. That transformation was every bit as contingent and turbulent as one of William Shakespeare's great dramas." - Los Angeles Times Book Review * 'A witty and appealing story of how a superstar was born' - Kirkus Reviews * 'Highly readable... Mr Lynch's account of it is worthy of inclusion on anyone's reading list.' - Dallas Morning News * 'A book for Shakespeareans of all stripes to relish with gusto.' - Booklist"
The Untold Story of How a Provincial Playwright Became the World's Foremost Literary Icon